5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Hair Loss Specialist

5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Hair Loss Specialist in Singapore

TL:DR Summary

  • Uncover Hair Loss Causes: Identify factors affecting your hair growth cycle.
  • Explore Treatment Options: Discover medications, supplements, topical products, and more.
  • Weigh Pros and Cons: Understand each treatment’s effectiveness, cost, duration, side effects, and risks.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Get recommendations based on your hair loss type, severity, and expectations.
  • Patience is Key: Results may take several months to a year to appear.
  • Embrace the Journey: Navigate your hair loss treatment journey with expert-endorsed inquiries.
This table provides a clear and straightforward guide for what to inquire about during a consultation with a hair loss specialist.
5 Questions to Ask Your Hair Loss Specialist


In my time in the aesthetics industry, I have met many people in Singapore dealing with hair loss. As an Aesthetic Director, I often talk with clients and experts about this topic. Hair loss can affect your looks and how you feel about yourself. It’s important to know a lot about it.

In this insightful article, I will write about five key questions to ask a hair loss expert.

These questions will help you know more about your hair loss and what you can do about it. You will learn about different treatments and what to expect.

This information will help you make good decisions for your hair. I hope this helps you feel sure and well-informed as you tackle hair loss.

According to a survey executed amongst women in Singapore in 2019, over 53% of respondents aged 35 to 44 years reported hair loss as their key hair concern

Understanding Hair Loss

Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss doesn’t discriminate; it affects individuals of all ages for various reasons. From stress to poor nutrition, understanding the root cause is the first step toward effective treatment. Scalp health assessment plays a crucial role here, helping us diagnose underlying issues.

Types of Hair Loss

There are different types of hair loss, including male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss, telogen effluvium, traction alopecia, loose anagen syndrome, and cicatricial alopecia. Identifying the type of hair loss is crucial for determining the right treatment approach. 

Genetic Factors in Hair Loss

Genetics often play a significant role in hair loss. Through hair loss genetic testing, we can better understand your predisposition and tailor treatment accordingly.

Androgenetic alopecia is a typical form of loss of hair in both men and women. In males, this condition is also called male-pattern baldness

Hair Loss Treatment Options

The landscape of hair loss treatment options is vast, ranging from medication to non-surgical treatments. A personalized hair loss plan is key to addressing individual needs effectively.

Treatment Plans and Solutions

Developing a thorough plan to treat hair loss involves considering different factors such as lifestyle and nutrition. Stress, smoking, and bad sleep habits can lead to hair loss. Taking care of these factors can help improve the health of your hair.

Medication for Hair Loss

Hair loss medication may show different results for different people. It’s important to have realistic expectations about how long it takes for hair to grow when considering this option. Minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia) are often used to treat hair loss, but their effectiveness may differ from person to person.

Non-Surgical Approaches

Non-surgical hair treatments offer a less invasive alternative to surgery. These can include topical treatments and laser therapy, aimed at stimulating hair growth and improving scalp health.

Once the cause of your hair loss has been identified, a hair loss specialist can create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. They can recommend the most effective treatments, such as medications, hair transplants, or laser therapy, to help restore your hair growth.

Choosing the Right Specialist

Finding a hair loss specialist requires careful consideration. Questions about their qualifications, expertise, and approach to personalized treatment are essential.

Qualifications and Expertise

As someone who’s dedicated to this field, I emphasize the importance of choosing a specialist with the right qualifications and expertise. This ensures you’re receiving the best possible care.

Personalized Treatment Approach

A one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t exist in hair loss treatment. A personalized approach, taking into account individual circumstances and goals, is crucial.

Assessment and Follow-Up Procedures

Regular assessment and follow-up care are key components of effective treatment. This allows us to track progress and make adjustments as needed.

Trichoscopy: A fancy way of saying "hair and scalp examination," this method uses a specialized device to magnify and analyze your precious follicles.

Considering Hair Transplant

For some, hair transplant offers a more permanent solution. Understanding the benefits, risks, and candidacy for hair transplant is essential before proceeding. Good candidates for hair transplant surgery are typically between 25 and 65 years old, have pattern baldness, stable hair loss, healthy hair follicles, and realistic expectations.

Benefits and Risks of Hair Transplant

While hair transplant can provide significant improvements, it’s important to weigh the benefits against potential risks. A thorough consultation can help clarify these aspects.

Candidacy for Hair Transplant

Not everyone is a suitable candidate for hair transplant. Factors such as hair density and scalp condition play a crucial role in determining eligibility. People with 80 or more grafts per cm2 in their donor area are good candidates, while those with less than 40 grafts/cm2 may not be good candidates.

Expected Results and Maintenance

It is crucial to establish practical expectations. Hair restoration maintenance is also crucial for lasting results.

Blog Summary


In my experience helping people with hair loss, I’ve found that the journey to regaining hair is as much about understanding and patience as it is about treatment. Debunking hair loss myths and addressing stress-related hair loss are just as important as the treatments themselves.

Creating a supportive environment where clients feel informed and cared for is my top priority. Hair restoration is different for everyone, but with the right help and care, good results are possible.

Navigating hair loss is a journey, and I’m here to guide you every step of the way. Let’s embark on this path together, armed with knowledge and a personalized plan tailored just for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How does diet impact hair loss?

A: From my experience, diet plays a significant role in hair health. A lack of essential nutrients can lead to hair loss. For instance, iron deficiency can disrupt the hair growth cycle, leading to shedding. Consuming a balanced diet rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals can support hair health and reduce hair loss.

Q: Can stress cause hair loss?

A: Yes, stress can indeed cause hair loss. I’ve seen many cases where stress causes hair shedding, known as telogen effluvium, as hair follicles enter a resting phase. It’s important to manage stress levels to maintain healthy hair growth.

Q: Are there any natural remedies that can help with hair loss?

A: While medical treatments are often the most effective, some natural remedies can also support hair health. These include scalp massages to stimulate blood flow, essential oils like rosemary and peppermint, and a healthy diet. However, the effectiveness of these remedies can vary greatly from person to person.

Q: Is hair loss reversible?

A: The reversibility of hair loss largely depends on its cause. Hair loss can be caused by stress or not eating well, and these types can usually be reversed. However, if the hair loss is due to genetics, it is harder to reverse. Early intervention and treatment can significantly improve the chances of reversing hair loss.

Q: Can hair care products cause hair loss?

A: Certain hair care products, especially those containing harsh chemicals, can damage the hair and potentially lead to hair loss. It’s always advisable to use gentle, natural products and avoid excessive heat styling.

Q: How can I prevent hair loss?

A: Prevention strategies can include maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress, avoiding tight hairstyles, and using gentle hair care products. Regular check-ups with a hair loss specialist can also help detect early signs of hair loss and initiate timely treatment.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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